Threaded insert in subframe fix?

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  • CJPilot

Posted April 24, 2006 - 04:47 PM


Anybody have a good method to secure a loose threaded insert(the one for the right sidpanel) that has loosened up and is spinning freely. I've tried a fillet of JB weld and tried compressing it with the nut on a bolt trick but no luck. Can you TIG weld them. It looks like they are made of dissimilar metals. I'm stumped :thumbsup:

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  • motomonte

Posted April 24, 2006 - 05:59 PM


CJ looks like its really loose,since any of your methods havent tightened it up.Still you can give it a little tap around the outer edges.If you have the space/fit you could try both sides.As for the tool ,try using a flat screwdriver or a centerpunch.To go by the safer side try doing it with the screw threaded so as to protect the threads.The idea here is to displace material and embed it into the metal (subframe,aluminum head,etc.)It's not 100% guaranteed to work but it has worked for me before.As for the welding,it can be done but you''ll need a very skilled welder(that is the insert being very thin)Best of luck and let us know. :thumbsup:

  • CJPilot

Posted April 24, 2006 - 06:03 PM


Thanks for the tip. I thought about trying to stake it but did'nt want to to break out the hammer just yet. Sounds like it might be worth a shot though.


Just went out and put a bolt into it and then took a punch and staked it all the way around at the 12,3,6 and 9 o'clock positions. Worked like a champ! Beers are on me. Where do I send your six pack? :thumbsup:

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